Here is our comprehensive list of all the independently-run Socrates Cafes around the world.  You can also view the 70 Socrates Cafes that are listed on Meetup.com with over 30,000 members.  And please let us know of any groups we’ve missed, or if there’s any information that needs to be updated. This is forever a work in progress.

This represents a labor love in which we’ve expended untold hours. With that in mind, we ask that you only use this list to contact individual organizers about the prospect of taking part in their group. Please don’t use it for any other purposes, since it’s vexing to all concerned who have to deal with people poaching the contacts here for their own motives or spamming our contacts on the list. Thanks.

Can’t find a Socrates Cafe near you? Start your own!


UNITED STATES

ALASKA

Anchorage

1.Meets at the Anchorage Senior Center on Fridays  Contact Vera at: veracrews@gmail.com

Email Bill Hall at clarityak@gmail.com Z.J. Loussac Library 3600 Denali St. Public Conference Room, 1st floor Thursday,

Willow

Contact: john spitzberg,  jspitzb227@aol.com

ARIZONA

Cave Creek

Contact: Thomas McGuire, who says, “I may be contacted through the Town of Cave Creek official web site, – Town Council members” 

Here’s his info on that page:

Thomas McGuire
tmcguire@cavecreek.org
Term Starts: Dec 2016
38846 N Spur Cross Rd
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
(480) 575-1705

Glendale

Glendale Public Library, 5959 W. Brown St. Phone: 623 930 3530

Meetings take place on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month in the library’s large meeting room

For more info call (623) 930-3571 or email: IJARVIS@glendaleaz.com

http://azcentral.eventsabout.com/venue.aspx?venue_id=7330&perf_id=2124891

Prescott

Peregrine Book Company

219A North Cortez
Prescott, AZ 86301
928.445.9000

https://www.peregrinebookcompany.com/event/socrates-cafe-010119

Sedona

Sedona public library.  Contact Barbara at:  barbarabreitbart@icloud.com

Sierra Vista

Sierra Vista Public Library, 2600 E. Tacoma Ave., Phone  520 458 4225   Website:  http://www.sierravistaaz.gov/event/socrates-cafe-library/2017-01-13/

Sun City

Sun City Library (Maricopa County Library District), 16628 N. 99 Ave., Phone 602 652 3000

For details call (623) 974-2569 or email JennieO’Leay@mcldaz.org

http://azcentral.eventsabout.com/venue.aspx?venue_id=82096&perf_id=2124891

Tempe

  1. Changing Hands Bookstore, 6428 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe      Phone 480 730 0205

Website:  http://www.changinghands.com/event/socrates-0718

2. Pyle Adult Recreation Center. Meets on the first Saturday of each month at the Pyle Adult Center (SW corner of Southern and Rural). Address:  655 E. Southern Ave., Tempe, AZ  85282.  Phone 480 350 5211

Tucson 

  1. Meets Twice a month at Ward 6.   Website:   http://www.pimalp.org/mc-events/socrates-cafe-tucson-discussion-group-third-saturday-topic-relationship-of-science-and-philosophy/
  2. When: Third Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m. and First Monday of every month, 6:30 p.m. Free, except for the cost of your meal. Call 370-6338, or e-mail philwhite857@yahoo.com for more information. Metropolitan Grill address: 7892 N. Oracle Road. Northwest
    phone
    531-1212
  3. Pima County Libertarian Party, First and Third Saturdays each month, 9 to 11.   http://www.pimalp.org/mc-events/socrates-cafe-tucson-discussion-group-first-and-third-saturday-ego-dystonic-vs-ego-syntonic/   Their site says “Format is a standard Socrates Cafe although not followed exactly.”

ARKANSAS

Little Rock

Meets at three libraries in the Central Arkansas Library System

  1. a) McMath Library, 2100 Barrow Road.  Meets second Wednesday of the month @ 6 p.m. Phone 501 225 0066
  2. b) Terry Library, meets third Thursday of the month @ 6 p.m.  2015 Napa Valley Drive, phone: 501 228 0129
  3. c) Fletcher Library, meets fourth Wednesday of the month at 6 pm. 823 North Buchanan St., Phone 501 663 5457

http:// www.facebook.com/SocratesCafeLittleRock


CALIFORNIA

Bakersfield

California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB).  Hosted by Philosophy and Religious Studies Club.

Info at:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1125829110831765/

Corona

https://www.meetup.com/Corona-Socrates-Cafe-Meetup/

Davis

Meets Wednesdays, 7 – 9 pm, Espresso Roma on E Street in Davis, CA   Contact Scott at:   smccord@cwnet.com

Fresno

The 1st Wednesday of the month from 3pm – 5pm
La Boulangerie
Fig Garden Village Shopping Center
730 W Shaw Ave.
Fresno, CA 93704
Contact: Paula Costis

Mt. Shasta

Democracy Cafe. Facilitated one week each year by Christopher Phillips himself, at schools and libraries throughout the area.

Napa/Napa Valley

Napa Valley College, Philosophy Club,  Contact Rob Schillinger, club president, at:  rob.schillinger@live.com

Oakland

Octopus Literary Salon, 2101 WEBSTER STREET AT 22ND ST., UPTOWN OAKLAND, 19TH STREET BART  website (needs updating) — https://oaklandoctopus.org/socrates-cafe-6pm

Orange

Just getting underway in summer 2018.

Contact: Brent Navarro    admin@brentnavarro.com

Pasadena

Meets atZephyr Coffeehouse and Art Gallery2419 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA

Info here: https://www.meetup.com/socratescafe-128/

Pleasanton

First and Third Tuesdays of each month, 7 – 9 pm, Meets @ Inklings, 530 Main St., Pleasanton    Contact:  socrates@digiassist.com     Website:  http://www.digiassist.com/socrates-cafe-info.html

Sacramento

https://www.meetup.com/Sacramento-Philosophy-Meetup/

b) New group formed in September 2017.  Contact:   drew.drapala@gmail.com

San Carlos

Meets third friday of each month. San Carlos Adult Community Center 601 Chestnut Street San Carlos, CA 94070 (650) 802-4384

San Diego

Info here:  https://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-Socrates-Cafe/

San Francisco

Meets monthly, on a Monday @ The Commonwealth Club of California: 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco CA 94105.”

https://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2018-03-19/socrates-cafe

Santa Rosa

The Valley of the Moon Socrates Café meets on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month, 2:30 – 4:00 PM  —  6641 Oakmont Drive, 

UMPQUA Bank Conference Room  —  Contact Roger at 199mvp@hotmail.com, (707) 537-7192

Seal Beach

Bogart’s Coffee House (directly across the street from Seal Beach Pier)

Sebastopol

Democracy Cafe. Usually hold the Democracy Cafe on the third Monday of the month. Held at Many Rivers Books & Tea in Sebastopol.

Contacts: info@manyriversbooks.com.

and:  odinhartshornhalvorson@gmail.com

Visalia

200 W Oak Ave, Phone 559 713 2700, Meets every second Tuesday of every month, 6:30 pm, in the library’s “blue” meeting room


COLORADO

Allenspark

The Old Gallery, a Center for the Community & Arts, Saturdays during June, July and August, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.   For info email Sid at:  swaldman@haverford.edu

http://www.theoldgallery.org/things-to-do/discussion-groups/socrates-cafe/

Boulder

1.Boulder Main Library, Flatirons Meeting Room, 2nd floor, 11th & Arapahoe in downtown Boulder

http://www.sackett.net/Socrates.htm

Meets the first and third Wednesday of each month

2. West Boulder Senior Center
909 Arapahoe
Boulder, CO 80302
Contact: Larry Winston

Colorado Springs

Monument Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive. Held in Monument Study Room

Contact: Kandiss Horch  Phone 719 488 2370

Conifer

Meets at Mountain Resource Center, 11030 Kitty Drive

Here the link to the info on Meetup:  https://www.meetup.com/Conifer-Socrates-Cafe/

Crested Butte

Old Rock Community Library (Gunnison County Library System), 504 Maroon Ave.,  970 349 6535

Contact library for details.

Denver

a) University of Denver, 6:30 – 7:45 pm every Saturday.

Website (with contact info): https://www.meetup.com/Colorado-Socrates-Cafe-Society/

b) Trinity Methodist Church, 1820 Broadway, Denver, Colorado 80202   Phone: 303-861-1447

c) Denver University  https://www.facebook.com/pg/dusocratescafe/about/?ref=page_internal

Gunnison County

Gunnison County Library, 307 N. Wisconsin, Gunnison, CO 81230. Organizer: Gunnison Library, Phone: 970-641-3485.

Monument

Monument Library, Meeting Room, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr

http://ev.ppld.org/evanced/lib/eventsignup.asp?ID=252716

CONNECTICUT

Brookfield

Third Monday of each month, 7 – 8:30 pm.  The Brookfield Library, 182 Whisconier Rd.   Phone 203 775 6241

Here’s a sample announcement:

https://news.hamlethub.com/brookfield/life/45013-the-brookfield-library-to-host-socrates-cafe-on-february-26th

Fairfield

Hosted by the Philosophy Department at Fairfield University, 1073 Benson Rd., Fairfield, CT    Contact Dr. DeWitt at RDeWitt@fairfield.edu

Hamden

Quinnipiac University, Carl Hansen Student Center, SC 117, 275 Mount Carmel Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518

Feature article: http://www.quchronicle.com/2016/09/socrates-cafe-founder-visits-qu/

Suffield

Kent Memorial Library, 61 Ffyler Place, Phone 860 668 3896

Meets every last Monday of the month

http://www.ctchamber.org/suffield/event/socrates-cafe-kent-memorial-library/1097

West Hartford

Panera Bread, Bishops Corner

Info here: https://www.meetup.com/Hartford-Area-Socrates-Cafe/


DELAWARE

Bethany Beach

South Coastal Library, 43 Kent Ave., Phone 302 539 5231

Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, 2 – 3:30 pm

Contact Rose Mary Hendrix, rm.hendrix@mchsi.com

http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/delaware/2014/12/29/socrates-cafe-library/21011515/

Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach Public Library, 226 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE, 19971

Meets each Thursday, 1 – 3:30 pm

Phone 302 227 8044

http://www.rehobothlibrary.org/adults/socrates-café.html
http://libraries.blogs.delaware.gov/2013/08/08/socratescafe/
http://www.capegazette.com/article/socrates-cafe-open-exchange-ideas/13689

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Takoma Park

Takoma Park (DC) Library, 416 Cedar St. NW, Phone 202 567 7252

Email: takomaparklibrary@dc.gov

Last Saturday of each month, contact library for details.


FLORIDA

Boca Raton

  1. a) Boca Raton Downtown Library, 400 NW 2nd Ave., Tuesdays, 1:30 – 3 pm
http://www.thegreatcourses.com/event/Socrates-Cafe/
  1. b) Boca Raton Public Library, Spanish River branch,  1501 NW Spanish River, Blvd, 561 398 7852

Meets every Thursday from 1:30 to 3 pm

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2013-10-03/news/fl-boca-socrates-cafe-20131003_1_boca-library-prejudice-spanish-river-library

Broward County (Ft. Lauderdale)

Third Wednesday of each month from 6-7 pm

At the Stirling Road Branch Library (part of Broward County

Public Library). In their Conference Room.
Contact info:

Barbara O’Hara, Librarian
Stirling Road Branch Library
3151 Stirling Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Reference Desk: 954-357-7533

Office: 954-357-7564

Email: BOHARA@BROWARD.ORG

www.broward.org

Brooksville (Hernando County, Tampa Bay Region)

Public Library

Meets at two locations:

  1. a) Spring Hill Branch Library (Maine Branch), meets first Thursday of each month, 5 to 7 pm, 238 Howell Ave., Brooksville, FL   352 754 4043
  2. b) West Hernando Branch, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Brooksville. Meets second Thursday of each month, 5 to 7 pm 352 754 4043
http://www.hcpl.lib.fl.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=190:socrates-cafe&catid=76:learning-services&Itemid=106
http://www.tampabay.com/news/humaninterest/mind-bending-socrates-cafe-begins-gatherings-at-hernando-libraries/2155299

Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach Library, Captain’s Room, 550 N. Brevard Avenue

For details call 321 868 1104

Coral Springs

Coral Springs Senior Center at Sartory Hall

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/coral-springs/fl-cspf-socrates-0405-20170405-story.html

Delray Beach

Delray Beach Public Library, 100 W. Atlantic Ave., 561 266 0194

Meets weekly. Contact the library for more information.

Dunedin

Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave.

Meets first Saturday of each month, 10 a.m. til noon, in Meeting Room B.

http://dunedin-fl.vts.hosting/index.aspx?page=273&recordid=10342

Gulfport

Gulfport Public Library (Pinellas County), 5501 28th Avenue South. Phone 727 893 1074

Contact library for details.

Highland Beach

Highland Beach Library, 3618 S. Ocean Blvd., Phone 561 278 5455  

Meets Mondays at 10 a.m.

Homosassa

We have had a Socrates Cafe group meeting in Homosassa , FL for over 10 years. We meet the 3 rd Saturday of each month from 10am to noon at the Homosassa Public Library. Address: 4100 S Grandmarch Ave, Homosassa, FL 34446
I am the usual facilitator. Barry Schwartz
Schwartzbb@gmail.com

Jacksonville

meets every other Wednesday at the Starbucks in Jacksonville Beach.

975 3rd St S, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Meetup info here:

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Jacksonville, FL
316 Members

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Contact Velanna at:  velannadondinad@gmail.com

Miami

Luna Star Cafe in North Miami beginning Aug 21, 2019. Contact Darrell at docdarnold@gmail.com

Ocala

a) If interested in being part of a group, contact Gail at:  g.graham002@gmail.com

b) Vanguard High School, part of their wonderful Theory of Knowledge class of their International Baccalaureate program

Orlando

a) Valencia College, East Campus. Meets monthly, open to public.  Facilitated by Justin Stone, Professor of Humanities.

b) Democracy Cafe/ Constitution Cafe to be started by a student club at Valencia College with the help of the marvelous Justin Stone jstone2@valenciacollege.edu

c) Bilingual (Spanish-English) group. Contact Ixia for meeting information at:  xvk@yahoo.com

Palm Harbor

Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave., Phone 727 784 3332

Meets the first Thursday of each month at 6 PM and the third Thursday of each month at 1 PM at the Palm Harbor Library.  Contact Betcinda Kettells at 727 784-3332 x3006 for more information.

Started in April 2006. A second group was added in April 2007

http://www.palmharborlibrary.org/library/socrates.html
http://palmharborsocratescafe.blogspot.com

Parkland

Every Tuesday 10 – 11:30 a.m. Parkland YMCA  Info, contact:  bendlich@ymcabroward.org or call 954-384-9622.

Sarasota

  1. a) Selby Library, 1331 1st Street.

Contact Jim Chastain for details: 941 953 9539

  1. b) Gulf Gate Library, 7112 Curtis Ave.

Contact Jim Chastain for details: 941 953 9539

  1. c) Fruitville Library

Contact Jim Chastain for details: 941 953 9539

St. Petersburg

Seminole Community Library @ St. Petersburg College, Seminole Campus, Phone: 727 394 6905

Contact library for meeting details

http://web.spcollege.edu/scl/calendar/view_details.php?id=2595&r=./%3F

Tamarac

Meets at First Church West, 9904 NW 77th St., Phone 954 726 2303    Contact:  joycegast@bellsouth.net     Meets third Saturday of each month, 10 a.m. – 2 pm,    Website: http://www.firstchurchwest.biz/site/cpage.asp?cpage_id=180067835&sec_id=180015085

Tampa

a. Seminole Heights Library, 4711 N. Central Ave.

More info at: https://www.meetup.com/Socates-Cafe-The-unexamined-life-is-not-worth-living/

b. Retirement community   Contact Kenneth at:  Goltencl@msn.com

Venice

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Venice,  1971 Pinebrook Rd
Venice 34292 Contact Mimi Welch, 941-918-1379 or welch.mimi.35@gmail.com.

West Palm Beach

Palm Beach County Library System, 3650 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach. Phone 561 233 2600

Meets at the Gardens Branch. Contact the county library system for details.

https://www.pbclibrary.org/node/22077

Williston

Contact Art at:  foodheals@icloud.com

HAWAII

Maui

Democracy Cafe

Contact David Johnson at: Hawaiidhr@yahoo.com or call 808-205-0063

IDAHO

Boise

Meets at Papa Joe’s on the corner of Capital Boulevard and University Drive in Boise, Idaho. The address is 1301 South Capital Blvd., 83706.

Contact:   hoppins@earthlink.net

ILLINOIS

Arlington Heights

Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 500 N. Dunlon Ave., Phone 847 392 0100

http://www.ahml.info/content/senior-center-socrates-cafe-4

Elgin

Elgin Community College, Coordinator and facilitator, Dr. David Zacker. Contact:  DZacker@Elgin.edu    Meets every other week in room C120, a.k.a. the “The Fishbowl”, 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m

website: http://www.ecchumanities.org/socratescafe

Geneva

Meets at Barnes&Noble in Geneva. Contact Roger Breisch at:   REBreisch@alum.mit.edu

Oak Park

Meets monthly.  Oak Park Arms (an independent living and assisted living retirement community), at 408 S. Oak Park Avenue     website:  oakparkarms.com

Oglesby

Illinois Valley Community College

More info at: https://www.facebook.com/ivsocratescafe/

Oswego

Meets once a month for now at The Village Grind, 19 Main Street.  Third Wednesday of each month, 5 – 6:30 pm

Contact coordinator Lynne Mattingly at:  l4mattingly@yahoo.com

Quincy

Quincy Public Library, 526 Jersey St., Quincy IL   For more information visit quincylibrary.org

INDIANA

Anderson

Meets at Madison County History Center, 11 W. 11th St.

For more information, e-mail SocratesCafe@ NDWave.com

Fort Wayne

  1. a) Allen County Public Library, Main Branch, 900 Library Plaza, Phone 260 421 1200
  2. b) Allen County Public Library, Dupont Branch 536 E. Dupont St.  Phone 260 421 1315

Contact  SocratesCafefw@verizon.net

Jacksonville

Tuesdays from 7 to 9 pm
Perkfection Café & Bar
359 Spring St.
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
812-218-0611

IOWA

Grinnell

Drake Community Library, 930 Park St., Phone: 641 236 2661

Meets every Thursday evening at 6:30 pm

For more details contact Laforest Sherman at 641.275.0501 (cell) or at laforestlistens@gmail.com

El Dorado

Butler Community College, 901 S Haverhill Rd, El Dorado, KS 67042,  contact Dr. Terry Sader, club sponsor, at 316.218.6123 or tsader@butlercc.edu

Waverly

Just getting underway in March 2020. Will meet at a local coffeehouse. The fabulous organizer, a student at Wartburg College, is Alondra Gonzalez. alondra.celeste.gonzalez@gmail.com

KANSAS

Salinas

Kansas Wesleyan University, Philosophy & Religion Department, and also launching community-wide

KENTUCKY

Louisville

Cafe Mimosa, 1543 Bardstown Rd.   Info here: https://www.meetup.com/Socrates-Cafe-Louisville/

LOUISIANA

Baton Rouge

The Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge, Phone: (225) 926.2291,   8470 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806, Meets first and third Tuesdays at 7 PM, R6. Contact Wayne Parker at rwemerson1957@yahoo.com.


MAINE

Cape Elizabeth

Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Rd., Phone 207 799 1720

Meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm

http://www.thomasmemoriallibrary.org/socrates-cafe/

New Gloucester

Group info:   https://www.meetup.com/Downeast-Socrates-Cafe-New-Gloucester-Maine/

Skowhegan

Skowhegan Free Public Library, 9 Elm St., Skowhegan, ME    Phone 207 474 8691

South Portland

South Portland Public Library

Meets the fourth Thursday of the month, 6:30 pm, Main Library, 482 Broadway, Phone: 207 767 7660

Windham

Windham Public Library., 217 Windham Center Road, Windham, ME.

For all the details contact Ray at: rmarcotte@windhammaine.us

Waterville

Waterville Public Library

73 Elm St. Phone: 207 872 5433

Call library for details.

MARYLAND

Cambridge

Meets at The Wine Bar, 414 Race St., contact Art at:   renkwitza@gmail.com

Website: http://homeroomd140.com/Socrates_Interlude.html

Columbia

SOCRATES CAFÉ

 2nd & 4th MONDAY of each month at 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Owen Brown Interfaith Center Music Room

 7246 Cradlerock Way, 21045 Columbia, MD

Eldersburg

If you’d like to gather at the public library, contact Steven Marchetti at: SMarchetti3@comcast.net

Essex

2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, starting at 7pm at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Center, 1704 Old Eastern Avenue, Essex, Md 21221  

Olney

Once a month beginning in October, the 3rd Thursday evening of each month.

Montgomery County Public Library, 3500 Olney Laytonsville Rd.

Olney, MD 20832

240 773 9541

Contact: Alessandro Russo, Senior Librarian
Montgomery County Public Libraries
Assistant Manager, Olney Library

alessandro.russo@montgomerycountymd.gov

Rockville

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville
100 Welsh Park Dr Rockville, MD

Socrates Cafe

Saturday, Oct 22, 2016, 7:00 PM

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville
100 Welsh Park Dr Rockville, MD

1 Atheists/Freethinkers, etc. Went

This is the format of a Socrates Cafe meeting:At the beginning of each meeting, the attendees suggest topics. Then we vote and break into smaller groups of six to eight to discuss the top vote-getters.I will be one of the moderators.After 45-50 minutes, we take a break for refreshments. Then we form new groups to discuss the next topics.Discla…

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Takoma Park

Meets at Montgomery College Takoma Park/Silver Spring Charlene R. Nunley Student Services Center7625 Fenton Street, Takoma Park, MD

Info here: https://www.meetup.com/MarylandSocratesCafe/

There is also a group facilitated every year or so by Christopher Phillips himself at the Takoma Park Public Library. Phillips has been doing this since 1996, always holding the gathering in the children’s library section; it is open to everyone of any age.


MASSACHUSETTS

Boston

Duxbury

Duxbury Free Library, 77 Alden St., Phone 781 934 2721

Meets Wednesdays, 3-5 pm (The Socrates Cafe is for teens)

http://www.duxburyfreelibrary.org/teens/teen.htm

Middleton

Flint Public Library,  1 South Main St., Middleton, MA 01949

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Socrates Cafe
Image result for the thinker with question marks

The Socrates Cafe is a discussion group for those who like to ponder the deep issues of life and who enjoy a thought-provoking conversation.

All are welcome; no registration is required. Currently we are discussing fundamental ideas found in the US Constitution, The Declaration of Independence, and the Bill or Rights.

Please join us! This program will take place in the Trustees Room.

 

CONTACT: Melissa Gaspar  978-774-8132  mgaspar@flintpublib.org

North Hampton

Info here: https://www.meetup.com/Pioneer-Valley-Socrates-Cafe/

Southwick

Southwick Public Library. Meet every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s Community Room.

95 Feeding Hills Road, Route 57 (at Rebecca Lobo Way – the entrance to Southwick-Tolland Regional High School) Southwick, MA 01077

Telephone:

(413) 569-1221

Waltham

Brandeis University. Please contact Emma Farrell (efarrell@brandeis.edu) or Alexandra Gustafson (agustafson@brandeis.edu) with any questions

West Bridgewater

West Bridgewater Public Library, 80 Howard Street.

Worcester

Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)
Assumption College, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609
508-767-7513

Info here:  https://assumptionwise.org/event-2392359


MICHIGAN

Ann Arbor

Ashtenaw Community College, 4800 E Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48105  Sponsored by Philosophy Club   Contact: jnkphilo@gmail.com

Birmingham

Baldwin Public Library, 300 W. Merrill St., Birmingham, MI  Phone: 248 647 1700 Contact library for dates and times.

http://www.baldwinlib.org/socrates-cafe

Holland

Hope College, Meets in Lubbers Hall 121, sponsored by Philosophy Department in the Arts & Humanities Division

Farmington Hills

Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, 28611 West Twelve Mile Road, Farmington Hills, Michigan 48334, 248.477.1410   Meets second and fourth Tuesday of each month

Grand Rapids

Starting Aug 2019. Here’s the Facebook linkhttps://www.facebook.com/Socrates-Caf%C3%A9-Grand-Rapids-751184481926587/: https://www.facebook.com/Socrates-Caf%C3%A9-Grand-Rapids-751184481926587/

Royal Oak

Royal Oak High School, Royal Oak High School, 1500 Lexington Blvd., Royal Oak, MI 48073
ROHS: 248-435-8500   Contact Steve Chisnell from this site: http://www.chisnell.com/organizations/contact-me/

Troy (Constitution Cafe)

Meets the second Sunday of each month, Troy Historic Village

Here’s a link to the info:   http://www.troyhistoricvillage.org/constitution-cafes/

MINNESOTA

Albert Lea

The Interchange Wine and Coffee Bistro, 211 S. Broadway, Second Wednesday of each month, 10 a.m.

Alexandria

Started on November 9, 2009. On the 2nd Monday every month at 7pm
Alexandria Technical College Campus Café, 1601 Jefferson Street, Alexandria, MN 56308, Contact: Wendy Lynn

Burnsville

Started November 1st, 2005, there is a Tuesday Socrates Café meeting in Burnsville. This group is moderated by Jon Anderson. Tuesdays from 7 pm, Byerly’s, 401 County Rd. 42. E. Burnsville, MN 55306

Meetup Group

Contact: Jon Anderson

Crystal

Rockford Road Public Library, 6401 42nd Ave. N. Phone 651 292 9816

Sit back and phi­los­o­phize with your friends and neigh­bors at the Rock­ford Road Library. The topic is decided by pop­u­lar vote at the begin­ning of the meet­ing. All wel­comed; no expe­ri­ence nec­es­sary.”

Grand Rapids

Please join ICC philosophy instructor, Brian Vroman, in the Riverview Room at the Grand Rapids Library. Sporadic dates – Please contact the Grand Rapids Library for dates and times.
Riverview Room, Grand Rapids Library, 140 NE 2nd Street, Grand Rapids, MN 55744
218-326-7640
Contact: Brian Vroman
Website: Grand Rapids Library

International Falls

  1. Rainy River Community College –  Contacct Charlotte Klesman for more information.

2. Monthly Meetings being held the 2nd Tuesday of the month – open to the public.  International Falls Public Library 750 4th St.
International Falls, MN 56649
Contact: Charlotte Klesman

Minneapolis

  1. Tuesdays from 7pm – 8:30, Vicinity Coffee – northwest corner of 34th Street and Lyndale Av South 3350 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55410
    Contact: Mark Hollock, 612-889-1527

2. Braden Lodge #168, fourth Thursday of each month, Freemasons.    Link:  http://www.bradenlodge.org/events

Minnetonka

Ridgedale Public Library (Hennepin County), 12601 Ridgedale Drive, Phone 612 543 8800

Meets Thursdays from 7 pm to 8:40 pm (ongoing since 2001, founded by the amazing Dennis Dienst, board member of DemocracyCafe.org)

Ridgedale Socrates Cafe

Minnetonka, MN
50 Thinkers

You do not need to be a meetup member to attend our meetings. If our group’s member list is full, you may still join us at Ridgedale Library every week.When was the last time…

Next Meetup

Weekly Ridgedale Socrates Cafe Meeting

Thursday, Nov 12, 2020, 7:00 PM
1 Attending

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St. Paul

Started on Wednesday, March 30th, 2005, this group meets every Wednesday. This group is moderated by Jon Anderson. Wednesdays at 6:30 pm, Seward Market, 2823 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Meetup Group
Contact: Jon Anderson  jona@bitstream.net

2.  Second & Fourth Sundays from 5:30 – 7 pm, Nina’s Coffee Café – map, 165 Western Ave. N.
St. Paul, MN 55102, 651-292-9816

Winona

Winona State University Retiree Center, meets at the Center on the fourth Tuesday of each month, 2 – 4 pm     Winona State University Alumni House, 227 W 7th Street, Winona, MN, 55987  Phone: 507.457.5565, Email: retiree@winona.edu

Link to pdf:  https://www.winona.edu/retiree/Media/2009SocratesCafe.pdf


MISSISSIPPI

Brookhaven

Lincoln County Public Library, 100 S. Jackson St. Phone 601 833 3369

“Finding Meaning in Life: Socrates Cafe Members Discuss Some Heady Topics” http://www.dailyleader.com/2014/02/28/finding-meaning-in-life-socrates-cafe-members-debate-some-heady-topics-thursday/

Madison

Held at the St. Catherine’s Village retirement community but is open to the public.

The Fourth Thursday of the month in
The Dogwood Room at St. Catherine’s Village
200 Dominican Drive
Madison, MS 39110
601-856-0123
Contact: Shirley Marshall, Activities Director – 601-856-0130
Moderator: Cal Hopper


MISSOURI

Columbia

Columbia Public Library (Daniel Boone Regional Library), 100 W. Broadway Phone 573 443 3161

http://www.dbrl.org/cal/socrates

Springfield

Meets at The Library Center, 4653 South Campbell Avenue, Springfield, MO

Website with info:   https://www.meetup.com/socratescafe-119/

St. Louis

Wednesdays from 7:00 pm to 8:30
The Hanke Room at The Ethical Society of St. LouisNewsletter
9001 Clayton Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63117
314-991-0955
Contact: Kate Lovelady


MONTANA

Great Falls

The Great Falls Socrates Cafe

Great Falls, MT
50 Members

This is not an actual cafe! 🙂 It is a philosophy discussion group that meets at various coffee shops. You can provide a question (or not) at the start of the meetup. Everyone…

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Hamilton

Bitterroot Public Library, 306 State St., Phone 406 363 1670

Contact library for details. Socrates Café is held in the meeting room

Helena

First Tuesdays of the month at 6pm
The Meeting Room in the back of the Staggering Ox
Lundy Center
400 Euclid Ave.
Helena, MT 59601
Contact: Sue Hoell
406-461-5768

Missoula

Missoula Public Library, 301 E. Main  Phone 406 721 2665, Email mslaplib@missoula.lib.mt.us

Meets 1st Wednesday of each month, 6 – 9 pm

http://www.missoulapubliclibrary.org/adult-events

NEVADA

Las Vegas

1.Black Mountain Institute, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Conference Room

Link to past meetings: https://www.facebook.com/events/153833831669297

2.Reading Room, Mandalay Place

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Milford

Meets at Toadstool Bookshop:  Lorden Plaza (upper bldg), 614 Nashua St ~ Ph 603 673-1734, Milford, NH 03055   Contact Simon: sbfarias@plymouth.edu

Website:   http://www.toadbooks.com/event/milford-socrates-cafe-back


NEW JERSEY

Bergen County

Meets last Monday of the month @ 7 pm in the Main Room of the Meeting House at 687 Larch Ave., Teaneck, NJ

Chatham

Library of the Chathams, contact: librarian@chathamlibrary.org

Margate

contact Gregg at: galichten@aol.com

North Haledon

North Haledon Free Public Library

129 Overlook Avenue. Phone: 973 427 6213

Montclair (where it all began, over 22 years ago)

a) Website with info: https://www.meetup.com/Montclair-Socrates-Cafe/

b) Montclair Adult School: Contact Steve Marchetti at Smarchetti3@comcast Note: Steve was one of the very first people to facilitate a Socrates Cafe in the group Chris Phillips started! You will definitely want to take part with him and see him in action.

Monroe Township

Monroe Township Public library, 4 Municipal Plaza, meets the first Wednesday of each month.

Contact: Noreen Gumnic @   ngumnic@gmail.com

Old Bridge

Old Bridge Public Library

1 Old Bridge Plaza
Old Bridge, 08857 
+ Google Map

Phone:732 721 5600 x5033

https://www.oldbridgelibrary.org/event/socrates-cafe-3-2-2-2-2-2-2-2/

Plainsboro

Plainsboro Public Library, 9 Van Doren St. Phone: 609 275 2897

Contact library for details.

http://engagedpatrons.org/EventsExtended.cfm?SiteID=5284&EventID=271458
http://www.lmxac.org/plainsboro/socrates_cafe.html

Princeton

  1. a) West Windsor Library, 333 North Post Road, Phone: 609 799 0462.

Contact library for details.

  1. b) Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon St., Phone: 609 924 9529

Meets fourth Tuesday of each month, 7 to 9 pm

Contact Library for more details.

http://dailyprincetonian.com/news/2005/12/beyond-theoretical-socrates-cafe/

Windsor

Mercer County Library (www.mcl.org), 333 North Post Road in Princeton Junction West. Call library for details: 609 799 0462


NEW YORK

Buffalo

Crane Branch Library, sponsored by Elmwood Village Association, 875 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222, Phone: 716-881-0707

Dix Hills

Half Hollow Hills Community Library

Dix Hills Building

55 Vanderbilt Parkway

Phone 631 421 4535

Meets monthly

http://alpha1.suffolk.lib.ny.us/search~S23?/Xsocrates&SORT=D/Xsocrates&SORT=D&SUBKEY=socrates/1%2C86%2C86%2CB/frameset&FF=Xsocrates&SORT=D&1%2C1%2C

East Hampton

Socrates Cafe for Young Adults

https://www.danspapers.com/events/socrates-cafe-in-ya/

East Hampton Library, 159 Main St. For details call: 631 324 0222, ext. 3

easthamptonlibrary.org

Holbrook

Sachem Public Library, 150 Holbrook Rd., Adult Area Meeting Room, once a month, 7 – 8:30 pm

New York City (Big Apple)

Info here:  https://www.meetup.com/NYCSocratesCafe/

Queens

1) Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Queens.  Meets the first Wednesday of the month. Contact Lisa at:  lattias1@gmail.com

2) Meets at Panera Bread Cafe38-01 35th Avenue (off Steinway street), ASTORIA, Queens 11101, NY

More info here: https://www.meetup.com/philosophy101/


NORTH CAROLINA

Chapel Hill

Part of UNC Chapel Hill’s Philosophy Outreach program. Contact Steven Swartzer at:  swartzer@email.unc.edu

Charlotte

First and Third Tuesday of every month, 11:30 – 1:30 pm, Radbourne Clubhouse, 3325 Radbourne Drive,

Cornelius

Second and Fourth Friday each month, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Aquesta Bank, 19510 Jetton Road, Cornelius, NC

Website: http://trufitdental.net/

Durham

Atria Southpoint Walk Senior Living Community, 5705 Fayetteville Road
Durham, NC 27713  Contact: Joan Welch, Director of Life Enrichment, 919 666 2624

Elon

Western Alamance High School — Constitution Cafe.  The sponsoring teacher is Sean Quinn.F

Fayetteville

Starting Aug 2019. Contact Kelly Lindsay, Information Services, Cumberland County Public Library klindsay@cumberland.lib.nc.us

Raleigh

Enloe High School (student initiated), Contact Cristan at:

camposcristian.cjc@gmail.com

Southport

Harper Library, 309 W. Moore St.,

Meets first and third Mondays, 9:30 a.m. (Friends of the Library, for Lifelong Learners)

http://folsoi.org/?page_id=27

NORTH DAKOTA

Great Forks

University of North Dakota, Meets in O’Kelly, Rm 260, 221 Centennial Dr.,   Contact Tammy Carmichael: 701 777 3015   Website:  http://und.edu/calendar/index.php/view/event/detail/45103/isp-turns-30-socrates-cafe


OHIO

Akron

Akron-Summit Public Library, Nordonia Hills Branch

Phone  330 467 8595

The Socrates Cafe is a regular gathering of adults engaging in great conversation, exploring current events, thoughtful ideas, and reasoned debates. Come and take part, or just listen to the discussion!

For all patrons 16 & over. No registration necessary – No homework – No assigned reading.

Based on the book by CHRISTOPHER PHILLIPS, the Cafe opens the second Wednesday each month. New cafe-goers are always welcome!

Berea

Berea, OH – Socrates Café

2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month – 2nd Tuesday: 7:00-8:30 – 4th Tuesday: 7:30-9:00
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
50 East Bagley Road
Berea, OH 44017
Phone: 440-234-5241
Contact: Clint Anderson

Canton

1.Jackson Township Branch, 7186 Fulton Dr. NW, Contact:  Jackson@starklibrary.org  phone: 330 833 1010

Cleveland

Meets at Coffee Phix4485 Mayfield Road (between Key Bank and Marc’s Pharmacy), South Euclid, OH

More info here: https://www.meetup.com/Socrates-Cafe-of-Cleveland/

Cleveland Heights

http://havecoffeewillwrite.com/?page_id=2182

2. Avenue Arts Marketplace and Theater, 10 a.m. – 12 noon, third Saturday of each month, 324 Cleveland Ave NW, Canton, 44702

Columbus

Contact Michael O’Connell at: odiprof@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/CoMoSocrates/

Dayton

1. Wright State University, 2nd Thursday of each month. 1 – 2:30 pm Phone Retiree Association at: 937 775 2777

Held at Temple Beth Or in Kettering at the junction of Rahn and Marshall Roads.

at Temple Beth Or in Kettering at the junction of Rahn and Marshall Roads.

https://www.wright.edu/retirees-association/scholarship-and-service/socrates-caf%C3%A9

2.  Temple Beth Or, 5275 Marshall Road, Dayton, Ohio 45429, 937.435.3400    Contact:  Call Ellen Lauber, 432-0970 or e-mail lauberfamily14@hotmail.com.

Granville/Newark

Meets at the Licking County Main Library on Main St. in Newark the 1st Monday of the month 7- 8 PM and the third Monday of the month 7-8 PM  at the River Road Coffee House on River Road in Granville, OH .

Huron

Huron Public Library, 333 Williams St., Phone: 419 333 5009

Contact the library for meeting dates and times. Started in 2011.

http://www.huronlibrary.org/programs/book-discussion-groups/socrates/#

Oberlin

Kendal Senior Community,  Contact Erika at

ErikaPilis@aol.com

South Euclid

Meets every 2nd Tuesday at the Coffee Phix Cafe at 7:00 pm. Discussion goes until 9:00 pm. Location: Coffee Phix Café, 4485 Mayfield Road,  South Euclid, OH 44121

Youngstown

Unitarian Universalist Church, 1105 Elm. St. (at Illinois), Youngstown, OH 44505, phone: 330-746-3067


OKLAHOMA

McAlester

McAlester Public Library, 401 N. 2nd St  Phone 918 426 0930

https://mcalesterlibrary.net/adultprog/socrates

Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City Community College, Main Campus, Main Building, Contact: Office of Student Life at: SLStaffDL@occc.edu


OREGON

Bend

Meets each second and fourth Thursday of the month. Dudley’s Bookshop, 135 NW Minnesota Ave. Bend, OR, 97701    Second and fourth Thursdays at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Contact: Carrie Ebner
Email: bendsocratescafe@gmail.com

Website:   http://www.bendsource.com/bend/socrates-cafe-group/Event?oid=2531158

and a Philosophers’ Club!

Meets at Pilot Butte Middle School

Contact:  carrie.ebner@gmail.com

Medford

Rogue Valley Manor (retirement community).1200 Mira Mar Ave.  Phone: 541 857 7600

Contact Janet at:  jaldrich2@me.com

Portland

Petite Provence, 1824 Northeast Alberta Street,  Portland, OR 97211, Third Thursdays at 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm (Facilitators meeting begins at 6pm at same location right before the meeting. all are welcome)   Contact:  inquiryofmind@yahoo.com

Feature article: http://www.oregonlive.com/living/index.ssf/2010/01/socrates_cafe_gives_philosophical_portlanders_something_to_ponder.html

A number of longtime ongoing groups are listed on this great site:  https://socratescafepdx.wordpress.com/

Meetup info at:   https://www.meetup.com/Portland-Socrates-Cafe/

Salem

Meets on the third Wednesday of each month at:  The Beanery, 220 Liberty N.E., Salem, Oregon 97301 Contact: Dick at 503.581.4006

PENNSYLVANIA

Abington

Abington Township Public Library, 1030 Old Yorke Rd., Phone 215 885 5180

Meets every second Wednesday of the month from 10:30 a.m. until noon.

http://www.abingtonfreelibrary.org/events/130

Allenspark

The Old Gallery, zipcode 80510. Meets second and fourth Saturdays, 9:30 – 11 a.m., June, July and August. Meets in the cabin behind the gallery. Contact Syd at swaldman@haverman.edu     Website: http://www.theoldgallery.org/things-to-do/discussion-groups/socrates-cafe/

Berks County

For all the info, contact James, at Albright College (Reading, PA) at: james.denatale001@albright.edu

Bloomsburg

Bloomsburg Public Library, 225 Market St., Phone 570 784 0883.

Once a month on a Tuesday at 6 pm

Blue Bell

Wissahickon Valley Public Library, 650 Skippack Pike

Meets every Monday at 7 pm

For more information, contact Sandy: socrates@drsy.com or (215) 540-0153

Bryn Mawr

Ludington Library, 5. S. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Phone 610 525 1776

Contact library for details

http://patch.com/pennsylvania/brynmawr/socrates-cafe-ludington-library

Delmont

Delmont Public Library, 7 Greensburg Street, Delmont, PA 15626

Meets the third Monday each month at 7 pm,

Phone: (724) – 468-5329

Email: delmlib@comcast.net

http://delmontlibrary.org/programs-2/socrates-cafe/
http://triblive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/westmoreland/s_667845.html

Elizabethtown

Folklore Coffee & Co., 1 N. Market St.

Info here: https://www.meetup.com/socratescafe-etownpa-gmailcom/

Huntingdon Valley

Huntingdon Valley Library, 625 Red Lion Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006
(215) 947-5138

Website with info (needs updating):   http://hvlibrary.org/2016/08/sept-14-new-socrates-cafe-begins/

Mountaintop

Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Phone 570 474 9313, email: info@kirbylib.org Meets one Wednesday each month.

http://www.kirbylib.org/

Murrysville

Murrysville Community Library, 4130 Sardis Rd., Phone 724 327 1102

Meets first Monday of each month at 7 pm

Philadelphia

  1. The Athenaeum (independent member-supported library), 219 S. 6th St., Phone 215 925 3755

Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 11 a.m.

For details, contact the Socrates Café facilitator, Gil Feinberg, at   gsfesq@verizon.net

https://www.philaathenaeum.org/groups.html

2. Democracy Cafe, contact Jerry Simon:   jerryjeff7@yahoo.com

Pittsburgh

Squirrel Hill area, Contact Marco at:  gmr0733@gmail.com

Red Hill

Upper Perkiomen Valley Library, 350 Main St.  Phone: 215 679 2020

Meets first Thursday of each month from 1 – 2:30 pm

Website:  http://www.upvlibrary.org/Activity.php?activity=3

Scranton

  1. a) Albright Memorial Library,  500 Vine St., Phone: 570 348 3000

Founded about a decade ago and facilitated by Phil Jenkins

Contact the library for details.

http://www.marywood.edu/news/detail.html?nid=0afcd64c-526d-4983-b8bc-e05697bfafba
  1. b) Marywood University (during the college semester), Learning Resource Center, Library, 2nd Floor. Contact Phil Jenkins at PJenkins@Marywood.edu
http://www.marywood.edu/philosophy/news-detail.html?id=2fe7d707-bd7c-469b-af1b-6bc4a053b7a4&pageTitle=Socrates%20Cafe%20in%20Learning%20Resource%20Center&crumbTrail=Socrates%20Cafe%20in%20Learning%20Resource%20Center

Slippery Rock

Slippery Rock University, meets at Sweet Jeanine’s, 214 S. Broad (Grove City, PA), Stonehouse Center for Public Humanities, website: stonehousecph.org

http://www.stonehousecph.org/newsandevents/socrates-cafe

Telford

Indian Valley Public Library, 100 E. Church Ave., Phone 215 723 9109

Held on the the third Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., and the first Sunday

of each month from 1:30 – 3 pm.

http://ivpl.org/socrates-cafe/

Waynesboro

“We are a growing and diverse group that meets the first and Third Thursdays of each month at 1:30 pm in The Alexander Hamilton Library on Main Street in Waynsboro.  We welcome new members and out of town guests.” Contact Mark Sparky851@comcast.net

Wilkes-Barre

Osterhout Free Library, Reading Room, 71 South Franklin St.  Phone 570 823 0156   ext 216

Contact library for information.


RHODE ISLAND

Bristol

Roger Williams University Library, first floor, in Mary Tefft White Cultural Center

Contact Bob Blackburn for details at 401 254 3022

Interesting link:

https://www.behance.net/gallery/44922065/Socrates-Cafe-Series

East Providence

Weaver Library, 41 Grove Ave., Phone 401 434 2453

Meets monthly. For more information, contact librarian Joyce May at (401) 434-2453 or ateplibraryjoyce@yahoo.com.

“Answers to Burning Questions @ Weaver Library’s Socrates Cafe” http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20130812/ENTERTAINMENT/308129948

Providence

1.Providence Community Library, 233 Veazie Street

2. International House of Rhode Island, 8 Stimson Ave, Providence, phone 401 421 7181  Every Thursday, following potluck luncheon (12:30pm), at 2:00 pm.


SOUTH CAROLINA

Greenville

Meets at Earth Fare, 3620 Pelham Road, Greenville, SC

Founded in 2007. All the info is here: https://www.meetup.com/socratescafe-124/

Charleston

Phone: (843) 574-6299 or (843) 720-5713, The Socrates Cafe Charleston, facilitated by Trident Technical College instructors, invites everyone to explore the philosophy of life in a casual group dialogue. Meetings are from 6-7 p.m. on the second and fourth Mon. of the month. Meets at Earth Fare, 74 Folly Road

Spartanburg

Meets the fourth Thursday of each month beginning May 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Hoechst-Celanese Room of the Headquarters Library.

SOUTH DAKOTA

Rapid City

Meets at Rapid City Public Library. Meets every month at the library’s downtown location. 610 Quincy St., Phone: 605 394 4171

Spearfish

Black Hill State University, Sponsored by the Philosophy Club, meeting times vary from week to week.

TENNESSEE

Denton

Sanger High School Socrates Cafe and Philosophers’ Club.  The teacher sponsoring this is Leigh Range; the student who organized it is Dylan Sickich. 

Franklin

Meets at Frothy Monkey, 125 5th Ave. South, Coordinator: Brian Fleming

Info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1796857043916717/

Jackson

If interested in taking part, please contact Sylvia at:  DrSylValentine@yahoo.com

TEXAS

Beaumont

Contact Mike at:  msoniat@gmail.com

Website: https://www.meetup.com/Socrates-Cafe-Beaumont/

North Richland Hills

North Richland Hills Library, 9015 Grand Ave., Phone 817 427 6800

Contact library for details

San Angelo

Stephens Central Library (Tom Green County Library System), 35 W. Beauregard Ave.,

Phone 325 655 7321

Meets weekly on Thursdays, 6:30 – 8 pm

San Antonio

a) Second Tuesday of the month, at 2 P.M.

The Twigg Book Shop, 306 Pearl Parkway # 106, San Antonio 78215

Phone: 210 826 6411

Contact:  claudia.thetwig@yahoo.com

b) North East Community Learning Center

https://communityed.neisd.net/comedweb/root/CourseDetails.aspx?enc=Hc1vcApBeXGR+4NbQtxnfT75CQ66Q6Kkd0Z4fjd4d68=

c) San Antonio Public Library

If you’d like to take part in their gatherings, which are starting via Zoom in Fall of 2020, please contact: angela.cortes@sanantonio.gov

Sanger

Sanger High School. Socrates Cafe Club. Organized by educator Leigh Range

https://shs.sangerisd.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=761981&type=u&pREC_ID=1303162

Utah

North Logan

Cache Valley Unitarian Universalists, 596 E. 900 North, North Logan,, 84321, phone 435 755 2888    Meets at 7 pm on first Tuesday of every month    Website:  http://cvuu.org/about-connection/socrates-cafe/

Salt Lake City

https://www.facebook.com/events/513677112157319/

St. Lake Roasting Co. , 820 E. 400 S.

St. George

  1. The St George Socrates Cafe meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7pm. Contact Linda at: lindaks513@gmail.com

2). Dixie State University, Institute for Continuous Learning. Contact Kim at Kim.Borgmeyer@gmail.com

VERMONT

Moretown

Harwood Union High School. 455 VT Route 100. Phone 802 244 5186.

Meets periodically in the Middle School’s Multipurpose Room. Open to the community.

Contact Kathy Cadwell at: katherinecadwell@gmail.com

http://harwood.org/blog/socrates-cafe-jan-2015.php

On the radio (interview with Chris Phillips):

Morrisville

Peoples Academy. Led by Kate Toland and Marc Ducharme

Waitsfield / Mad River Valley

Joselyn Memorial Library, 4391 Main St., Contact: 802-496-4205 or write: programs@joslinmemoriallibrary.com


VIRGINIA

Charlottesville

  1. Senior Center, meets first and third Thursday, 3 – 5, (434) 974-7756
    1180 Pepsi Place, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Website with all the info:  http://seniorcenterinc.org/calendar/event/76/

2} The CENTER  (434) 974-7756
491 Hillsdale Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22901

https://thecentercville.org/calendar/event/76/

Harrisonburg

Turner Ashby High School (once a month, and will eventually have some gatherings open to the community)

http://www.dnronline.com/news/local/high-schoolers-get-philosophical/article_0c28cc02-2be2-11e8-8713-1b0a73e5f4ee.html

Lynchburg

https://www.facebook.com/LetsTalkLynchburg/

Virginia Beach

Coordinator: Barbara Ryan

Info here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/708198872533032/

Warrenton

  1. Lord Fairfax Community College, Fauquier Campus  Info at:   https://www.facebook.com/groups/219739474747076/
  2. ) Fauquier Library, 11 Winchester St. phone 540 422 8500, Contact Dawn Sowers, 540 422 8517

Williamsburg/Yorktown

Democracy Cafe. Sponsored by Williamsburg Universalists on Iron Bound Road. Contact Wayne Moyer at: wmoyer@widomaker.com

Williamsburg/Newport News

On occasion on the campus of the College of William & Mary, or at Barnes & Noble College Bookstore in Colonial Williamsburg, by Christopher Phillips himself, when in town.

WASHINGTON

Anacortes

Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th Street.

Marysville

Sno-Isle Libraries Administrative & Service Center
7312 35th Ave NE, Marysville, WA 98271-7417
360-651-7000 (local) • 877-766-4753 (toll free)

https://sno-isle.libnet.info/event/498196

Monroe

Third Saturday of each month, starts at pm,  Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way, Monroe, WA. 98272

Contact: Jim Bloss  (360)794-3786    e mail: jfcbloss@earthlink.net

Port Townsend

Socrates Cafe November 6, 2018 at 8:00 am – 9:30 pmPort Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St, Port Townsend, WA 98368, USA  (This according to website at   https://simplestshave.wordpress.com/about/

Redmond

The Redmond Socrates Cafe Meetup Group

Redmond, WA
386 Socrates Cafe Communities

We chat about philosophy, asking questions of all shapes and sizes, while laughing, drinking beer and happily escaping the daily grind (without the pretension, doom and gloom …

Check out this Meetup Group →

Renton

Luther’s Table, 419 S. Second St., Ste. 1

Info here: https://www.meetup.com/SocratesCafeRenton/

Seattle

Meetup link:
https://www.meetup.com/meetup-group-JzSMZkSy/

WISCONSIN

Alma

Meets Fridays at 7 P.M 

BURLINGTON HOTEL CAFE !

809 N Main St, Alma, WI.

La Crosse

University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse

Contact: philosophy@uwlax.edu

Madison

1.Michelangelo’s Coffee House, 116 State Street- Madison

Meet in the back of Coffee House (Not State Street Side); We meet at 7:00 p.m. every Thursday. Please come prepared to submit your burning question. For more information please call Richard at (608)-257-8869

– See more at: http://isthmus.com/events/Socrates-Cafe-thursdays/#sthash.pUAkuJII.dpuf

Info here:  https://www.meetup.com/socratescafe-madison/

2. MADISON SOCRATES CAFE # 2

EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT 7P.M. AT STEEPERY TEA;

430 STATE STREET

MADISON, WI 53703

FOR MORE INFORMATION, E/mail: aglickman12367@gmail.com

– See more at: http://isthmus.com/events/soc/#sthash.9t5WxCIT.dpuf

Milwaukee

Meets at UWM student Union

2200 East Kenwood Boulevard Milwaukee W

Info here: https://www.meetup.com/philosophy-180/

Racine

Sunday afternoons, 4 – 5:30 pm, Dunn Bros. Coffee, 245 Main St.,   website: meetup.com/socrates-cafe-racine

Rock County

University of Wisconsin – Rock County

Info here:  https://www.facebook.com/UWSocratesCafe/

West Bend

University of Wisconsin, Washington County. Mondays at noon in the Fireside Room (FA213). Contact Tait.Szabo@uwc.edu,

http://washington.uwc.edu/campus/student-orgs/socrates-cafe

Waukesha

Waukesha Socrates Cafe Meetup

Waukesha, WI
12 Members

A group that will meet to discuss a subject in a thoughtful and reflective philosophical matter. Socrates Café is meant to provide a refreshing and exhilarating alternative to…

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CANADA

ALBERTA

Red Deer

Meets at: Golden Circle Senior Resource Centre
4620 47a Ave
Red Deer, AB T4N 3R4
Canada
CONTACT:
 Monica Morrison, Executive Director
 403-343-6074 EXT 107

ONTARIO

British Columbia

Pender Island

Meets every Wednesday at 2 pm at Pender Island Library

Link: http://www.penderislandchamber.com/events/socrates-cafe-0

London, Ontario

London Public Library, central branch, 251 Dundas St., London 519 661 4600

Meets at 7 pm the last Monday of each month

http://www.londonpubliclibrary.ca/billboards/socrates-cafe-9

Ridley Heights, Ontario

Usually meets Fridays at 6:30 p.m. at Oxford Learning, Ridley Heights Plaza, 100 Fourth Ave., in St. Catharines.

Contact:  johnstorm24@gmail.com

Toronto

If interested in taking part in a Socrates Cafe, please contact Joelle at   Morton.Joelle@gmail.com

Trenton, Ontario

Quinte West Public Library, Meets one Tuesday each month at 6 pm, at Trenton Main Branch, 7 Creswell Drive

For more information contact Robert at 613 394 3381 ext 3325 or email at roberta@quintewest.ca

http://www.library.quintewest.ca/en/programs/Opening-of-the-Socrates-Cafe.asp

Ottawa

Info here:  https://www.meetup.com/ottawa-socrates-cafe/

Socrates Cafes Outside of the U.S. and Canada

AUSTRALIA

Brisbane

Contact Michael White at:  michael.white887@gmail.com

East Maitland, New South Wale

Hunter Valley Socratic Society. Meetings are held at 1pm on the first Tuesday of each month at the East Maitland Library, Garnet Road Green Hills (East Maitland). Contact David Atkinson 0408 636 437 or Frank Oakes 02 49 332 956

Grafton, New South Wales 

https://www.dailyexaminer.com.au/news/socrates-can-be-found-on-the-south-bank/3353419/

Sydney

Meetings are held monthly at two locations – Chatswood and Redfern, see the website for more details: http://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Socrates-Cafe/

AUSTRIA

Vienna

Here is the info:

Socrates Cafe Wien

Vienna, AT
613 Members

Socrates Cafe is a philosophy discussion group that is open to absolutely everyone. It’s held in a casual cafe environment, and we encourage everyone to join in – but there’s …

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Socrates Cafe – offene Diskussion (Deutsch,online)

Thursday, Nov 19, 2020, 6:00 PM
2 Attending

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BELARUS

Mogilev

Here is the link to their Facebook page with all the info. https://www.facebook.com/SocratesCafeMogilev/

Brazil

Brazilia

Contact: Suliane Rauber at professora.suliane@gmail.com

Rio Grande do Sul

Contact Taina at: tainassoares@gmail.com

ENGLAND

London

Meets at Travelling Through Book Shop & Cafe131 Lower Marsh, SE1 7AE, London

Salisbury

Democracy Cafe.  Contact Dickie Bellringer at:  bellringer11@btinternet.com

West London

West London Socrates Café

London, GB
810 Philosophers

At the Socrates Café, we get together for a discussion of a life question that interests or challenges us.Socrates Cafés are gatherings around the world where people from diff…

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Socrates Café – Philosophical Discussion

Thursday, Nov 12, 2020, 6:30 PM
41 Attending

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FIJI

Suva

CONTACT Diana Lewis at:  lewis@connect.com.fj

GERMANY

Friedrichshain   

If interested in being part of a group, contact:    michmrod395@gmail.com

Berlin

More info at:

https://www.facebook.com/socratescafeberlinpl/

Also you can contact Tobiasz at:

tobiaszowi@gmail.com

GREECE

Thessaloniki

Contact Agapi at: agapiantoniadou@yahoo.gr

HOLLAND / THE NETHERLANDS

Amsterdam

https://www.nearify.com/event/the-socrates-caf-/69124936a2a/wa/g1p
OBA Amsterdam Public Library, Oosterdokskade 143, Amsterdam, nl

Do you enjoy deep, honest and respectful discussions of fundamental human questions? If yes, then you will love this meet up!

We ask questions and discuss ideas to stimulate critical thinking. We enrich ourselves with the perspectives of others, not to convince others about our own perspectives.

Our meetups are about our own philosophies of life and not necessarily what the great philosophers and academics have said or written. It is not a debating club or a platform for proselytizing. Instead, we place the emphasis on questioning, open mindedness and challenging our own assumptions while listening to and considering the views shared by others.

A Socrates Café meeting typically ends with participants leaving with many more questions than they had at the beginning.

WHAT TOPICS ARE DISCUSSED?

At the start of each meeting, the Facilitator invites participants to suggest topics. We then vote and choose that evening’s most popular topic for discussion. No academic training in philosophy necessary; just enthusiasm for exchanging ideas and points of view.

A few examples of subjects chosen at past meetups:

• What ideals, if any, are worth dying for?

• What is the best form of government?

• What makes you “you” despite physical and experiential changes over your lifetime?

• What is beauty, and how important is it?

• What are ethical pricing and greed?

• What is the “best” education?

• What is true friendship?

• What would the world be like if women were in charge?

WHO SHOULD JOIN?

Everyone is welcome! Our events include women and men from different cultural backgrounds, races, ages, native languages, careers, and educational levels. No formal philosophical training is mandatory. The only requirements are a willingness to listen respectfully, and to be open to what people have to say even if you disagree. Putting down others is absolutely not allowed. You would also need at least minimal understanding of spoken English to participate. No one is required to speak, although sharing is encouraged within the supportive environment of the group.

Our usual participants are people that have a hunger for deeper understanding of themselves and the world.

THE FACILITATORS

The Socrates Cafe is run by a team of facilitating members. With more facilitators we can have more people joining the meet ups. If you like this meet up and want to help out making it available to more people, let us know.

INDIA 

Bangalore

If interested in being part of a Socrates Cafe, please contact:   venu.gvgk@gmail.com

Gujarat (Surat)

https://www.facebook.com/cafedemocracy/posts/1886789598010798

Mumbai

Meets at New Acropolis (Khar Branch)Ashray Bungalow, 2nd Flr. 19th Road. Between 13th Rd. and Khar Danda Road. Khar (W)., Mumbai (map)

Info here: https://www.meetup.com/Acropolis/

IRELAND

Dublin, Ireland

Founded in 2011 (they even have an annual Christmas dinner)

Socrates Café Dublin

Dublin, IE
3,002 Members

Do you have a hunger for deeper understanding of yourself and the world? Do you value deep, honest and respectful dialogue?Socrates Café’s are gatherings around the world whe…

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Who or What do we grant authority for truth?

Tuesday, Nov 10, 2020, 7:30 PM
47 Attending

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IRELAND

LIMERICK

Here’s their Meetup link with all the info: https://www.meetup.com/Socrates-Cafe-Limerick/

JAPAN

Kyoto

1.Contact Roger Ong (Mr. Ong Pang Yong) at: tetrahart@yahoo.com

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/871894156306470/

2. Info at:  https://www.meetup.com/Socrates-Cafe-in-Kyoto/

Tokyo

Info here:   https://www.meetup.com/socratescafetokyo/

REPUBLIC OF KOREA (South Korea)

Busan

Meets every Sunday, with a rotating moderator, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Seomyeon Starbucks, subway exit 10 or 8.

Article: http://busanhaps.com/socrates-cafe-continues-to-thrive-in-8th-year/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/busansocratescafe/

Seoul

https://www.facebook.com/groups/214348559220853/

South Seoul

South Seoul Socrates Café (남서울 소크라테스 카페)

Seoul, KR
161 Members

At the Socrates Café, we get together for a discussion of a life question that interests or challenges us.Socrates Cafés are gatherings around the world where people from dif…

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Open Topic Discussion

Sunday, Nov 15, 2020, 2:00 PM
1 Attending

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MALAYSIA

Kuala Lumpur

Info here:  https://www.meetup.com/Socrates-Cafe-KL/

MEXICO

La Ciudad de Mexico/DF/Mexico City

La UNAM, Prof. Luis Clares Fuentes,  Economia

http://www.economia.unam.mx/sempexae/reuniones/4a/anexo_27_4_socrates_cafe.pdf

MOROCCO

Mohammedia

Starts May 18, 2018.  Info at:  https://www.facebook.com/MohammediaSocratesCafe/

NEW ZEALAND

Whangarei

Venue: Dickens Inn, 71 Cameron St, Whangarei 0110- New Zealand
Date: first Mondays of each month
Time: 6pm-8pm

Contact: Maria at:  kiwiri4144@gmail.com

PAKISTAN

Lehore

For info, contact Arooj K. at:  aroojkh.545@gmail.com

POLAND

Konstancin-Jeziorna, Polska

Start: czwartek, 05 stycznia, 19:00 | zakończenie: czwartek, 05 stycznia, 21:00Gdzie: Konstancin-Jeziorna, Mostowa 15, Konstancin-Jeziorna, Polska

Website:   http://www.piaseczno.pl/kalendarz?view=event&id=399

Krakow (Socrates Cafe and Democracy Cafe)

All the info here: http://socratescafe.pl/

Poznan

Info at website  SocratesCafe.pl

Facebook link:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/sokrates.cafe/

Warsaw

Info at:   https://www.meetup.com/en-AU/Socrates-Cafe-Warsaw/

Wroclaw

Meets at: Kocia Kołyska (a pub), Rynek 5, podziemia Dworu Polskiego, 50-102 Wroclaw, Poland

Facebook link:  https://www.facebook.com/SocratesCafeWroclaw/

Website: SocratesCafe.pl

Zielona Gora

More info at:  https://www.facebook.com/socratescafe.zielonagora/

ROMANIA

Bucharest

Coodrinator, Joanna Gumieniak

Info at:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/490635577979474/

SAUDI ARABIA

Al-Hasa

مقهى سقراط الأحساء

https://www.facebook.com/socratesalhasa/

Saihat

Contact Hadi AlShaikhnasser at:  hadi.haihat@gmail.com

Ahmed: am8707@gmail.com

Qatif

Contact:

jenan-a@hotmail.com

SCOTLAND

Edinborough

Meets 2nd & 4th Sundays of month, Filmhouse bar, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, 10.30 am. All welcome.

http://www.socratescafeedinburgh.co.uk/

SPAIN

Barcelona

Info here: https://www.meetup.com/Barcelona-Socrates-Cafe-Philosophy-Meetup-in-English/

Contact Robert Enteen at:   renteen@gmail.com

Madrid

Contact David Criado at: david.criado@vorpalina.com

Vila-Real (Castellon)

Meets: Taberna ‘De Tapes’  – /C Mayor Domenech, 20

Facebook link:  https://www.facebook.com/socrates.cafe.vila.real/

Contact:  areflo25@gmail.com

THAILAND

Chaing Mai

Info:  www.meetup.com/Socrates-Cafe-Chiang-Mai.

Feature article: http://www.chiangmaicitylife.com/citylife-articles/the-coffee-shop-philosophers/

Turkey

Istanbul

Here’s the Meetup Link with all the info: https://www.meetup.com/socrates-cafe-istanbul/

VENEZUELA

CARACAS

Go to this Facebook link for all the details: https://www.facebook.com/Caf%C3%A9-S%C3%B3crates-265718100172681/

Contact for info:   cafesocratesafv@gmail.com